VZW Drops Bionic Price to $249

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    Title says it all.
    I ordered mine on day 1 so I highly doubt there is any chance of a price adjustment, but those of you who recently purchased it should try calling *611 and see if you cant get $50 back.
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    Smart move by VZW. They do this will all their phones after a month or so.
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    No surprise here. Pre orders start today for the RAZR at $299. Wouldn't be surprised if it goes lower when Nexus/Rezound are available.
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    Im happy with my Bionic and I don't want to return it, but a $50 credit will certainly make me happier. :)

    I may go to the verizon store where I purchased my phone (~14-15 days ago) to see what they say.

    I'd like to know if anyone has had any luck with something like this.

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    I'm likin' the sound of this! I'm about to buy the Bionic next week. Not really interested in the Razr. Thanks for the info.

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    I just upgraded from original Driod to the Bionic two days ago. I called *611 this morning about the price change and they told me sorry they can't give me a $50 refund. I'm gonna try going back to the store and try again to get a refund.
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    If you got it at a Verizon store and you're within your 14 day return period I would think it's a no brainer. "Oh, I can't get an adjustment? OK, then I'd like to return my phone, please. Then I'd like to buy a new one. Or...would you just like to just give me a $50 adjustment instead?"
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    That's a good one!

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    I dont think it's going to get any lower than $250. I got a brochure in the mail this week from VZW and the Tbolt is still $250.
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    No luck at the Verizon store. At least where I purchased it from. It Was just a flat out NO.

    Guess my impatience got the better of me this time. Oh well, over the course of 2 years, $50 isn't that big of a deal to me.

    I didn't dwell too much into attempting to return it only to repurchase it at a reduced price. With the $35 restocking fee I'd only save $15 and I wasn't willing to go through the hassle of that.

    Good luck to anyone else who attempts this, may You have better luck than I.

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    Just got back from the Verizon store. They only gave me a $30 credit on my account, since I only paid $249.99 for the phone with my work discount. So paying $219 for the Bionic isn't bad. Oh well, $30 is better than nothing.
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    The Bionic is already down to $229 at Best Buy.
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    Just curious, did you have to push them to give you the credit? Maybe walking in there in a civilized manner wasn't the right approach. :)

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    Yes, the first sales associate I talked to had no idea that there was a price reduction of the Bionic. He asked another sales person and he said yes it went into effect today, but they couldn't give me any credit. I asked to talk to a Manager and told him I just bought the phone two days ago and was upset about not being told to wait until today to buy the phone, and then he gave me a $30 credit towards next months bill.
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    I'm only talking about VZW.